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RATINGS: 829   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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(Editor’s note) Originally this version was available for the American market, while in Europe a version less sour was available; as of today, only this version of Sour is produced, so if you got a recent vintage you had this one.
The Sour has a sticker to differenciate it from the sticker-less Barriquée Mild, which has not been inoculated with lactobacillus bacteria.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Wow - this is one really really fine funky beer. One of my top 5 beers is Ghiridan Geuze - and this has some of the same great characteristics that I like in that beer, but with a dark fruity, cherry like sourness. Sharp, tangy and dry - wonderful balance. I wish I had taken more complete notes when trying it - but sometimes you just gotta enjoy a really fine beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2006
Bottle at The Map Room. Sour ales are not my thing but this is one of the better sours I have had. Pours a rich medium amber with a thin head. Sour and tart berries dominate with wood and vanilla accents in the background. Not overly sweet and finishes crisp.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Pours a dark copper color with a tiny head, Massive aromas of sour, tart fruit. Huge sour punch upon first sip. Hints of wood and malt in there as well. Nice tart finish. Great brew!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2006
750ml bottle. The aroma is what I expected from a good sour ale, but the flavor was a little lacking. Very good upfront sourness on the tip of the tongue, but it seems to fade too fast. I will try this again, but right now, I would put Monk’s Flemish over this one.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2005
Murky red (almost brown) with a bubbly, unsustained head. Drinks like a slightly carbonated, sour, dry red wine. Some cherry bubblegum and clove. Medicinal finish with traces of metal along the fringes of the tongue.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Bottle. 2006 vintage. Pours a ruby color. Thin, white head. Aroma of red grapes, caramel. Low carbonation. Clean, tart taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2008 Pours a clear amber color with some straw high lights peeking through. Not much of a head on the pour into the snifter glass, but there was some sticky rings of lacing. After a quick malty sweetness up front, there is a huge sour bite on the sides of the tongue. There are faint tastes of vinegar, yeast, cherries and some oak flavors. This beer was a very nice play on all of the senses.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - JUL 4, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2009 Pours a ruddy brown with a soapy off-white head. Weak aroma sour cherries, malt and vinegar. Flavor is sour cherries, red wine vinegar, and lactic sourness. Flavor seems a little watered down. Not my favorite sour, but nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zickbeer_ye (441) - Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2015
Very sour earthy berry with some metallic aroma. Egg she’ll head with a rust colored body. Tart white grape and berry flavor. Crisp and tart on the palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2006
The second of the Flemish sour portion of the "let’s piss off Clark" tasting

Dark brown, with perhaps a little bit of red, the ring of lace was pearly white.
Aromas was a lot more woody with a cherry sweetness, the balsamic character was more subtle than a Rodenbach grand cru.
Strange, even though the acidity seemed less present in the nose, it was there big time in the taste. The smoothness of the cask aging showed up nicely in the finish. As good a Flanders Red as you’ll find anywhere, and hands down the best Beer to come out Italy that I’ve ever had.


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